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23 dead as crematorium roof collapses in Ghaziabad's Muradnagar; PM, President express grief

At least 23 people died when a roof collapsed at a crematorium in Ghaziabad's Muradnagar on Sunday. Meanwhile, 38 others were rescued from the debris.  

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: January 03, 2021 21:03 IST
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21 people dead in a roof collapse incident in Ghaziabad

At least 23 people died when a roof collapsed at a crematorium in Ghaziabad's Muradnagar on Sunday. Meanwhile, 38 others were rescued from the debris.

"23 people have died so far while 38 people have been rescued after a shed collapsed in Muradnagar. We've started a probe & we'll take strict action against those found guilty," Anita C Meshram, Meerut Divisional Commissioner, said.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took cognizance of the incident and instructed officials to conduct relief operations and submit a report. 

"I have instructed district officials to conduct relief operations and submit a report of the incident. All possible help will be provided to those affected by the incident," he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and other leaders expressed grief and offered their condolences to the families of the deceased persons.

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